Situated in East Africa, Uganda is one of Africa’s landlocked countries and it is endowed with diverse natural wonders. It is bordered by about 5 countries of Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Sudan and others. It is best described as the pearl of Africa-ideally it is a unique destination with everything that Africa has to offer. It attracts visitors on primate safaris, wildlife tour, cultural tour a mention but a few. Besides, you have a chance to meet with its most humble and hospitable people where you will have warm welcome.
What makes Uganda a unique safari destination?
Uganda undeniably one of the most endowed African countries and if you are interested in gorilla adventures then count it must in your travel plan. This is one of the 3 destinations in the world where mountain gorillas thrive and remarkably, two parks are available for you to realize your dreams with these magnificent creatures while in their natural habitat. While on gorilla safari in Uganda, Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park are the best options that offer you a great opportunity to strike your imaginations with the rare mountain gorillas. These two parks are found in southwestern part and there are many groups that have been habituated and readily available for you for visitors to track each day. They include among others Mubare, Habinyanja, Katwe, Rushegura, Bitukura, Mishaya, Nshongi, Nkuringo, Christmas, Nyakagezi which is the only habituated family in Mgahinga National Park and many others. For any plans to track mountain gorillas in Uganda, permits are a must to have and you can obtain one at $600 through a trust worthy ground tour operator or reservationist at Uganda Wildlife Authority.
A side from trekking to see mountain gorillas, visitors on Uganda safari also have opportunity to engage in wildlife viewing experiences in savanna grassland parks like Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park among others. For those of you who are in need for thrilling adventure experiences, a visit to Mount Rwenzori National Park to hike through its magical mountain range is worth it. You can also add other activities like bungee jumping, bird watching, golden monkey tracking, nature walks, mountaineering, cultural encounters, butterfly watching, city tours, chimpanzee tracking, white water rafting a mention but a few.
Where to stay in Uganda
Uganda features wide range of accommodation options for your overnight stay and they range from budget to luxury. While in Kampala, the notable ones include Protea Hotel Kampala, Serena Kampala, Pearl of Africa Hotel and Grand Hotel Kampala and as you head off to Bwindi, you can choose to spend a night at Mahogany lodge, Chameleon Lodge, Buhoma lodge and others. In Murchison Falls National Park-there is Chobe lodge, Paraa lodge, Red chili and many others.